Welcome to ASTUTE

Embedding Advanced & Sustainable Technologies into Welsh Manufacturing

(ASTUTE) Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies is a £27million project part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) delivered through Welsh Government that has already supported over 250 Welsh enterprises in the West Wales and the Valleys, helping them toward long term sustainability and competitiveness through the implementation of advanced technologies and improved manufacturing processes. Led by Swansea, in partnership with Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Cardiff Metropolitan, Glyndŵr, University of South Wales and University of Wales Trinity Saint David this five-year project offers Welsh manufacturers the opportunity to collaborate with renowned academic highly specialised experts employed by ASTUTE to develop and embed advanced technologies by providing cutting-edge, sustainable solutions to real manufacturing challenges.

ASTUTE is unique in that it brings together world class leading experts from across all of the Universities in Wales with engineering, science and manufacturing processes backgrounds combined with the availability of highly experienced specialists employed by the project to support manufacturing related businesses in Wales through responsive business collaborations.


Since the start of the project in May 2010, ASTUTE has already collaborated successfully with a number of Welsh companies in different sectors.

C-FEC, Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Mowbray describes the collaboration his company has had with ASTUTE:


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  1. 30.Jul.2014

    Automatic Enrolment Workshop with Business Wales

    Business Wales are running a complimentary seminar on auto-enrolment. We will provide support and expert guidance for employers to help ensure you meet all your auto-enrolment obli..

  2. 30.Jul.2014

    How to Draft Contracts of Employment with Business Wales

    Are you are creating a new position or taking on a new member of staff? Ensuring you get the contract exactly right is essential to both your organisation and your employee.

  3. 30.Jul.2014

    Ready to Recruit with Business Wales

    This session offers advice and information for businesses looking to recruit for the first time or looking to recruit additional staff.

  4. 17.Jul.2014

    Unique EU-funded Project Driving Research and Innovation Success

    Unique EU-funded Project Driving Research and Innovation Success & ASTUTE Project Showcases its Support for Welsh Manufacturing

  5. 19.Jun.2014

    SDM2014: Cardiff Conference Showcases Sustainable Manufacturing Research

    We would like to thank the speakers, reviewers, supporters & sponsors, track & session chairs and all those who attended the inaugural International Conference on Sustainable Manuf..

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